Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Deputy Leader of The Nationals
Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

279 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Postal address

279 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Telephone:
(03) 5441 4251
Fax:
(03) 5441 4260
Toll Free:
1300 889 103

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7495
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010. (term ended 01.07.2016). Re-elected 2016 (term began 02.07.2016).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.5.12 to 11.11.13
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Rural Health from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018
  • Minister for Sport from 20.12.17
  • Minister for Regional Communications from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018
  • Cabinet Minister from 20.12.2017
  • Minister for Regional Services, Local Government and Decentralisation from 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 12.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; Appropriations and Staffing from 13.11.2013 to 01.07.2014; Privileges from 13.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; Publications from 13.11.2013 to 01.07.2014; Senators' Interests from 01.09.2016 to 05.02.2018; Privileges from 01.09.2016 to 05.02.2018; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 25.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Substitute member from 25.11.2017 to 25.11.2017).
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 03.03.2014; School Funding from 18.03.2014 to 09.07.2014; School Funding Investment from 04.02.2016 to 09.05.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 01.07.2011 to 01.11.2012; Community Affairs: References from 01.07.2011 to 22.11.2012; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 01.07.2011 to 20.09.2012; Environment and Communications: References from 01.07.2011 to 20.09.2012; Education and Employment: References from 23.08.2011 to 09.05.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 23.08.2011 to 20.09.2012; Community Affairs: Legislation from 22.11.2012 to 11.11.2013; Education and Employment: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 09.05.2016); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 01.09.2016 to 05.02.2018; Education and Employment: Legislation from 01.09.2016 to 17.08.2017 (Chair from 01.09.2016 to 17.08.2016); Education and Employment: References from 01.09.2016 to 17.08.2017; Finance and Public Administration: References from 01.09.2016 to 05.02.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 22.06.2017 to 05.02.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 22.06.2017 to 05.02.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 12.09.2016 to 06.02.2018; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.09.2016; Intelligence and Security from 13.09.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 01.07.2011 to 05.08.2013; Treaties from 12.09.2012 to 05.08.2013; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 02.12.2013 to 03.03.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.09.2016 to 05.02.2018.
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 19.06.2013 to 05.08.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 02.12.2013 to 25.06.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 13.9.13 to 30.6.14
  • Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 7.12.17
Party positions
  • Junior Vice-President, The Nationals (Vic.) 2006-09
Personal
  • Born 27.12.1969, Alexandra, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.App.Sc (Human Movement)(Deakin)
  • B.Teach (Secondary)(Deakin)
  • Secondary mathematics and physical education teacher 2005-09
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Gippsland Campus, Monash University 2009-10